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Dual boot with two SSD's

steve-kon
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I don't know if it's the correct place to ask this, but here's my question. I'm using windows  OS on my PC, it's installed on an SSD. Now I want to install Ubuntu in a different SSD, is that possible. I installed the second SSD and chose GPT partition(whatever that means). So if I want to install Ubuntu on it, and have a dual boot between Windows and Ubuntu, how do I do it?

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K, Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5, RAM: G.Skill DDR4 2 x 8GB GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X, Case: Cooler Master MasterCase 5

Storage: WD Blue 1TB, Samsund 850 EVO 250 GB, PSU: Corsair RM 750X, Display(s): BenQ BL2710PT: Cooling: Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power

Mouse: Gamdias DEMETER II- 3200DPI Gaming Mouse, Operating System: Windows 8.1
 

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Well, since you're using two storage drives you shouldn't need to deal with any partitioning nonsense.

Depending on your boot method, you have to choose either GPT (UEFI boot) or MBR (BIOS/Legacy boot).

Other than that, you should just be able to install ubuntu onto the second SSD and switch between then using the boot menu startup key (depends on the motherboard, but generally it's F11/F12 on startup)

Desktop: HP Z220 Workstation, 12 GB RAM, 2x500 GB HDD RAID0, + GTX 1060 3GB

Laptop: ThinkPad T430, 8 GB RAM, 1x120 GB SSD

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3 hours ago, TakataruMC said:

Well, since you're using two storage drives you shouldn't need to deal with any partitioning nonsense.

Depending on your boot method, you have to choose either GPT (UEFI boot) or MBR (BIOS/Legacy boot).

Other than that, you should just be able to install ubuntu onto the second SSD and switch between then using the boot menu startup key (depends on the motherboard, but generally it's F11/F12 on startup)

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So, I can install Ubuntu normally as I did with windows? No settings to be done? It's my first time doing this so pardon my silly questions.

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K, Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5, RAM: G.Skill DDR4 2 x 8GB GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X, Case: Cooler Master MasterCase 5

Storage: WD Blue 1TB, Samsund 850 EVO 250 GB, PSU: Corsair RM 750X, Display(s): BenQ BL2710PT: Cooling: Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power

Mouse: Gamdias DEMETER II- 3200DPI Gaming Mouse, Operating System: Windows 8.1
 

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Hi Steve-kon, I did the same thing, installed windows on a crucial ssd and ubuntu on a samsung one, it worked flawlessly without modifying any setting and in about a hour got it working.

Just 2 tips from experience: 1) install windows first and 2) NEVER, ever boot it without one of the two drives after you are done, don't know why but it messes up everything O.o

 

Have fun^^

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